Former CFLer says girlfriend was in jealous rage
The Canadian PressFriday, February 08, 2013
CALGARY - A one-time CFL all-star says his former girlfriend was in a jealous rage during a confrontation that led to assault charges against him.
Testifying at his trial in Calgary, Joffrey Reynolds said Kaitlin Ward was angry over his cheating.
Ward has testified that Reynolds broke into her condo and tried to choke and strangle her when she told him to leave.
But Reynolds, who was a running back with the Calgary Stampeders, said he had moved back in with Ward, and she started punching him and screaming when she came home from a party.
He said Ward, who is six-foot-five, is a strong woman and he wanted to subdue her to calm her down.
Reynolds said he put his knee into her back and forced her down to the floor to control her and stop her from screaming.